TALLAHASSEE, FL – June 24, 2011 -
During the United States Conference of Mayors’ 79th Annual Meeting, Tallahassee Mayor John Marks was elected to serve as a Trustee for the organization. The conference was held in Baltimore, Maryland during the dates of June 17th through June 21st, 2011. Marks’ position as a Trustee will be effective immediately.
“We welcome Mayor Marks as a new Trustee for the USCM. Mayor Marks brings unique experience to the organization and we look forward to his leadership as mayors around the country lead the charge to create jobs and respond to the needs of struggling families in America's cities,” said USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran.
The Board of Trustees is composed of 13 mayors from across the United States who serve as leaders within the organization. Additionally, Trustees retain membership on the USCM’s Executive Committee.
The Trustee position further enhances Mayor Marks’ already prominent leadership role within the national organization. Marks currently serves as Vice Chair of the Transportation and Communications Committee, and prior to his election as a Trustee was a member of the USCM Advisory Board.
“I’m honored and excited to be elected by mayors throughout the nation as a Trustee of the United States Conference of Mayors”, said Marks. “With this position, I will be able to continue voicing the thoughts and concerns of the citizens of Tallahassee at the national level, and to work with the leaders of other communities as we find solutions for the challenges facing all of our nation’s cities.”
The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,210 such cities in the country today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. For more information, please visit www.usmayors.org.